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  • Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark

    Quinn wants Rauner running mate to apologize to cows for 'tipping' remark
    SPRINGFIELD --- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is milking an Upstate-Downstate kerfuffle with Republican Bruce Rauner's running mate over an udderly moooo-ving issue: Cow Tipping. Quinn suggested Republican lieutenant governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti...
  • Quinn signs water-safety legislation into law

    Quinn signs water-safety legislation into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law three pieces of legislation aimed at improving safety of the state's water supply. The Urban Flooding Awareness Act creates a working group of representatives from local, state and federal agencies to recommend...
  • Quinn signs measure third-graders proposed to fight puppy mills

    Quinn signs measure third-graders proposed to fight puppy mills
    Gov. Pat Quinn this morning signed a measure pushed by three northwest suburban third-graders that will increase penalties for those who treat animals inhumanely in Illinois. Specifically, the measure would increase fines against anyone who violates the...
  • Rauner, GOP see 2014 as time to win in Illinois

    Rauner, GOP see 2014 as time to win in Illinois
    SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
  • Not breaking news: Bruce Rauner is wealthy

    Not breaking news: Bruce Rauner is wealthy
    Let's get one thing straight: Bruce Rauner is really rich. His income tax returns show he earned $108 million between 2010 and 2012. That's a lot of coin. We know about Rauner's $18 wristwatch and his 20-year-old camper van, but let's assume he owns...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...
  • Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17

    Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform. "It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield." The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
  • Open records advocate sees limits to transparency

    Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan created the Public Access Bureau in 2004 -- a first-ever effort in Illinois to help the public get a clearer picture of how state and local governments make decisions. The office has trained and advised public officials on open...
  • Quinn, state lawmakers react to K-8 truancy crisis in CPS

    Quinn, state lawmakers react to K-8 truancy crisis in CPS
    Gov. Pat Quinn, state lawmakers and Chicago officials on Monday moved emphatically to address a crisis in elementary-age truancy in city schools exposed by a recent Chicago Tribune investigation. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, who chairs the...
  • State lawmakers approve anti-truancy task force

    State lawmakers approve anti-truancy task force
    State lawmakers voted Tuesday to create a top-level task force that would address truancy in Chicago elementary schools, a long-ignored problem that especially affects disadvantaged African-American youth and children with disabilities. The Senate's...
  • Quinn signs measure that lowers compulsory school age

    Quinn signs measure that lowers compulsory school age
    To combat a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law a measure that lowers Illinois' compulsory attendance age to 6 from 7 starting in the fall of 2014. "Too many kids are missing school and...